Climate action: UN celebrates 100th Kigali ratification

Liberia is the latest country to commit to reducing the use of hydrofluorocarbons, commonly found in fridges and air conditioning units

Innovative ‘medusa-like device’ hits the seas

The system features a supercapacitor to temporarily store the harvested energy and an electrochemical setup able to reduce carbon dioxide to formic acid

Drax ‘to become carbon negative by 2030’

The energy producer says it will rely on combining bioenergy generation with carbon capture and storage

Iceland effectively bans heavy fuel oil in shipping sector to curb emissions

The new regulation will restrict exhaust emissions containing high levels of sulphur from being burned by ships in the nation’s territorial waters

‘The world is not doing enough to tackle rising greenhouse gas emissions’

A new UN Environment Programme report stresses emissions need to fall by 7.6% each year between 2020 and 2030 if the world is to get back on track towards the 1.5°C temperature goal of the Paris Agreement

Global greenhouse gas levels ‘hit new heights in 2018’

The World Meteorological Organization warns this means future generations will have to deal with increasingly severe impacts of climate change

UK ‘must hit 9.7% decarbonisation rate to reach net zero by 2050’

That’s according to PwC’s Low Carbon Economy Index, which says the current rate of 3.7% is far too slow

Global nations commit to protect climate and ozone layer

The increase in the unexpected emissions of CFC-11, a potent greenhouse gas, in the period after 2012 was revealed last year

Phasing out SF6 tomorrow ‘wouldn’t be a day too late’

That’s the verdict from Richard Molloy, Manager of UK Energy Storage at Eaton

British Airways to offset all domestic CO2 emissions from 2020

The airline has promised to invest in renewable energy facilities, rainforest protection schemes and reforestation initiatives to help counteract the damage it causes to the planet